Senior Systemic & Family Psychotherapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Chadwell Heath
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Would you like to be part of an innovative, dynamic team and organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes, so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you can grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

We are seeking a Band 8a Senior Family Therapist to join our busy and dynamic outpatient EWMHS (CAMHS) team in Redbridge on a permanent (0.8 WTE) contract. We are a growing and supportive psychotherapy team, and we are looking for a Family therapist who is genuine and passionate about young people's mental health and well-being to join us in the delivery of high quality and effective EWMHS interventions.

Main duties of the job

This role requires a post-graduate qualified Family Therapist registered with the appropriate professional and regulatory bodies (AFT and UKCP) and have at least two years' experience in delivering family therapy in a CAMHS (or similar child and adolescent mental health) setting.

This post involves assessing and treating children and young people who present with a moderate to severe mental health difficulties in a community CAMHS setting. The successful candidate will work across the Emotional/ Neurodevelopmental, and behaviour pathways, leading and supervising the family therapy team and other multi-disciplinary team (MDT) members in the management of these cases.

The post holder will:
  • coordinate family therapy clinics and formal systemic consultations, as well as supporting MDT and multi-agency colleagues with systemic formulations to support their clinical practice.
  • receive regular clinical supervision and will be expected to attend and participate in MDT team meetings as well as CPA meetings of cases on their caseload. They will have a commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health and social care professionals and partnership agencies as we promote a trauma informed model of practice within the service. CPD opportunities will be available.
  • be part of the CAMHS meeting, working with other senior clinicians in the team to develop the service and meet the changing needs of a diverse population.

About us

COVID-19 VaccinationWe continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.Probationary PeriodThis post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).Starting with NELFTNELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.High Cost Area Supplement - LondonThis post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

We have safe easy access to free on-site parking and access via Crossrail when completed.

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Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


The Grove

Grove Road

Chadwell Heath


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